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Observers Dismayed as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia

No other country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several…

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Terror Threats Across Africa ‘Not Degraded’

U.S. efforts to stem the threat from terror groups across Africa are struggling as military commanders grapple with the prospect of troop reductions and shifting…

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Kenya’s LGBTQ Community Faces Increased Abuse During Pandemic

Kenya has acknowledged that COVID-19 restrictions are fueling cases of gender-based-violence but has been less open on abuses against the LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is illegal…

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France at Odds with Mali Plan to Dialogue with Jihadists

The eight-year Islamist insurgency in the West African nation of Mali shows no sign of ending and after an August coup toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar…

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UN, Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Protect Civilians

International rights groups urged Ethiopian forces to prioritize the safety of civilians in the Tigray region Monday as a 72-hour deadline for regional forces to…

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Gives Tigray Region 72-Hour Ultimatum

Ethiopia’s prime minister has issued an ultimatum to Tigrayan regional forces to surrender or face a military offensive on the state’s capital of Mekele. “Your journey of destruction is coming to an end, and we urge you to surrender peacefully within t…

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Cameroon Begins Election Campaign amid Separatist Violence

Cameroon has begun the campaign season for its December 6 regional council elections amid threats and attacks from separatists fighting to create an English-speaking state in the French-majority country. The separatists, who have vowed to disrupt the p…

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AU Appoints 3 Envoys to Help Resolve Ethiopian Conflict

The African Union has named three high-level envoys to mediate a peaceful resolution of armed conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. AU President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa informed Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde on Friday that he had…

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